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11th Jul '16 11:36:51 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Mero in the second movie.
19th Jun '16 12:04:47 AM sonicsuns3
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It can sometimes be difficult to tell whether the kid is his partners [[{{Sidekick}} sidekick]] or vice versa especially if the partner is capable of human speech, but if they are main characters one is probably the [[{{Deuteragonist}} Deuteragonist]] and the other the Protagonist. The trope originated in dawn-time Anime and Manga and is still strongest in those genres.

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It can sometimes be difficult to tell whether the kid is his partners partner's [[{{Sidekick}} sidekick]] or vice versa especially (especially if the partner is capable of human speech, speech), but if they are main characters one is probably the [[{{Deuteragonist}} Deuteragonist]] and the other the Protagonist. The trope originated in dawn-time Anime and Manga and is still strongest in those genres.
8th Jun '16 2:48:59 AM Tron80
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* Invoked in ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'', when Kaji talks to Ritsuko and states that Shinji, Asuka and Rei are -sadly- the only ones able to pilot an Evangelion in spite of being only fourteen because their war mechas will only obey those three kids.
15th May '16 9:32:13 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': Shinji, Asuka and Rei are teenagers but they’re the only ones capable of piloting an Evangelion. Unit-01 will only obey Shinji and Rei because their mother is inside, and Unit-02 doesn’t acknowledge anyone other than Asuka. Later on, [[spoiler:Keiko]] is recruited because she's the only one capable of activating Unit-08.
10th May '16 2:45:33 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', you can come across a young girl named Kat, wandering around the wasteland as a merchant with a huge Sentry Bot in tow. For those not in the know, a Sentry Bot is a 9-foot-tall tripodal KillerRobot with a gatling gun, a repeating missile launcher, and two shoulder-mounted mortars. [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/0b/Kat_and_Gus.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151117130441 Here's a pic]]. It's never elaborated on how Kat got control of this thing, nor where her parents are or why she travels the Commonwealth alone, but you can bet that she's not coming into harm any-time soon.
9th Apr '16 1:55:25 AM Tron80
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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Twelve-year-old Jordy Volder is the only one capable of piloting [[HumongousMecha Galient]].
13th Feb '16 8:56:29 PM DeisTheAlcano
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-->"Good or bad depends on the remote control" "Don't give the precious remote control to the enemy!"

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-->"Good -->''"Good or bad depends on the remote control" "Don't give the precious remote control to the enemy!"enemy!"''



* ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'': Several times it is hinted the titular HumongousMecha ''[[Anime/MazingerZ of]]'' ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger the]]'' ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer series]]'' only answer to a specific pilot or can only be properly controled by him or her.

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* ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'': ''Mazinger'': Several times it is hinted the titular HumongousMecha ''[[Anime/MazingerZ of]]'' ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger the]]'' ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer series]]'' only answer to a specific pilot or can only be properly controled by him or her.



** ''Manga/MazingerAngels'' also plays the trope: ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Maria]]'' controls ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Minerva]]'' [[FemBot X]] through a remote control built in her helmet.

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** ''Manga/MazingerAngels'' also plays the trope: ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Maria]]'' [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Maria]] controls ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Minerva]]'' [[Anime/MazingerZ Minerva]] [[FemBot X]] through a remote control built in her helmet.






* In ''Film/{{Terminator}} 2'', a young John Connor plays around with the T-800 for a bit after learning it has to obey his commands, but later on, he uses his power over the machine for more serious purposes - most importantly, telling it ThouShaltNotKill.
* WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant becomes something of a pet for Hogarth Hughes (albeit a fifty-foot-tall pet that eats metal). The bond the two develop become powerful enough that when the Giant snaps and turns into a KillerRobot, Hogarth is able to talk him out of it.

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* In ''Film/{{Terminator}} 2'', ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', a young John Connor plays around with the T-800 for a bit after learning it has to obey his commands, but later on, he uses his power over the machine for more serious purposes - most importantly, telling it ThouShaltNotKill.
* WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', the titular robot becomes something of a pet for Hogarth Hughes (albeit a fifty-foot-tall pet that eats metal). The bond the two develop become powerful enough that when the Giant snaps and turns into a KillerRobot, Hogarth is able to talk him out of it.



* ''RobotAlchemicDrive'': The player character controls a HumongousMecha by remote control.
* ''{{Drakengard}}'': Seere, whose pact-partner is Golem, a giant stone construct with very dim intelligence.
* ''[[TwistedMetal Twisted Metal: Black]]'': Literally a kid with a remote control; picking the vehicle Yellow Jacket sees the player controlling the corpse of Charlie Kane, who in turn is being controlled by his autistic son, [[GadgeteerGenius who constructed a device to reanimate his murdered father.]] In his ending, [[spoiler:Calypso breaks the remote control and adopts the boy, as he needs an heir. He would have used the boy's brother, [[MonsterClown Needles]], but he was killed in the contest.]]

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* ''RobotAlchemicDrive'': ''VideoGame/RobotAlchemicDrive'': The player character controls a HumongousMecha by remote control.
* ''{{Drakengard}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'': Seere, whose pact-partner is Golem, a giant stone construct with very dim intelligence.
* ''[[TwistedMetal ''[[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Twisted Metal: Black]]'': Literally a kid with a remote control; picking the vehicle Yellow Jacket sees the player controlling the corpse of Charlie Kane, who in turn is being controlled by his autistic son, [[GadgeteerGenius who constructed a device to reanimate his murdered father.]] In his ending, [[spoiler:Calypso breaks the remote control and adopts the boy, as he needs an heir. He would have used the boy's brother, [[MonsterClown Needles]], but he was killed in the contest.]]



* Any {{Mon}} games including {{Pokemon}}, [[ShinMegamiTensei Demikids,]] VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters, etc... especially since the heroes of these games are kids, yet they have ability to control, raise, and breed monsters that are as tall as or even taller than them. Especially because in {{Pokemon}} you can capture Arceus.

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* Any {{Mon}} games including {{Pokemon}}, [[ShinMegamiTensei Demikids,]] VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Demikids]], ''VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters'', etc... especially since the heroes of these games are kids, yet they have ability to control, raise, and breed monsters that are as tall as or even taller than them. Especially because in {{Pokemon}} ''Pokémon'' you can capture Arceus.Arceus, the creator of the universe.
3rd Feb '16 11:15:01 AM Seanette
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* Any {{Mon}} games including {{Pokemon}}, [[ShinMegamiTensei Demikids,]] VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters, etc... especially since the heroes of these games are kids, yet they have ability to control, raise, and breed monsters that are as tall as or even taller than them. Especially because in {{Pokemon}} you can capture Arceus, the CREATOR OF TH

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* Any {{Mon}} games including {{Pokemon}}, [[ShinMegamiTensei Demikids,]] VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters, etc... especially since the heroes of these games are kids, yet they have ability to control, raise, and breed monsters that are as tall as or even taller than them. Especially because in {{Pokemon}} you can capture Arceus, the CREATOR OF THArceus.
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21st Jan '16 6:57:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''SteelAngelKurumi'' is a good example of the "metaphorical" remote control. For the most part Kurumi is a free-willed individual, but loves and obeys Nakahito, whom she regards as her absolute and permanent master.

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* ''SteelAngelKurumi'' ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' is a good example of the "metaphorical" remote control. For the most part Kurumi is a free-willed individual, but loves and obeys Nakahito, whom she regards as her absolute and permanent master.



* Any {{Mon}} games including {{Pokemon}}, [[ShinMegamiTensei Demikids,]] VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters, etc... especially since the heroes of these games are kids, yet they have ability to control, raise, and breed monsters that are as tall as or even taller than them. Especially because in {{Pokemon}} you can capture Arceus, the CREATOR OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and it's anime adaptation ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'': each Net Navi has an Operator who sends their Navi Battle Chips using a device called a Personal Terminal, or PET. The main characters are 5th graders at elementary school.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'': Maria Balthasar is explicitly that, a little girl that commands, rather than pilots, a giant, at least partially sentient robot, including being able to call on it's help in a battle that otherwise happens without the use of mecha, even indoors. Much of that robot's design, in-game history and abilities are very similar the aforementioned Daisaku Kusama with his robot, almost to the point of her being an ''{{expy}}''.
** ''Xenogears'' justifies this trope during Maria's subplot: [[spoiler:her father developed Gears (read:giant robots) that needed human minds to function, and after he was uploaded into one himself, Maria's mother uploaded her mind into Maria's Gear in order to protect her.]]
* ''VideoGame/BioShock'' has a creepy version of this with its Little Sisters. They're very weak and are nearly defenseless, so they're protected by big daddies: 7 foot tall cyborgs in a powered diving suit.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Zodiac}}'', Cancer is a 13-year-old kid who controls a massive power suit with game controller. He designed and built the suit.
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* ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr'' is a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon strongly influenced by ''Manga/{{Gigantor}}''. CaptainErsatz Frankie is a 50-ft robot with a cape.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Villainous example: Willie Watt had first the remote control for, and later mental command of, a massive humanoid construction machine known as a Golem. He did ''not'' use it wisely.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Timmy Turner. He has [[FairyCompanion fairy godparents]] that grant his every wish (that's not against the rules). Whether he uses them wisely is debated. Almost a trope-namer since in one movie he had a pair of magical remote controls, but loses one to the villain.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': Hogarth Hughes controls a [[GentleGiant benevolent]] alien robot in by speaking ''[[YouNoTakeCandle very slowly]]''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', mutant escapee Marrow becomes this to "Rover", a reprogrammed rust-bucket of a Sentinel created by Polaris from pieces of Sentinels she destroyed. She becomes ''very'' attached to him, considering him her truest friend... to the point that, when he is required to sacrifice himself to allow the success of a vital mission for Xavier, she tries to run away with him and leave the rest of the mutant rebels to be slaughtered. When he turns back and makes a HeroicSacrifice, she then goes on to betray the rebels to the Sentinels out of vengeful spite.
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* Any {{Mon}} games including {{Pokemon}}, [[ShinMegamiTensei Demikids,]] VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters, etc... especially since the heroes of these games are kids, yet they have ability to control, raise, and breed monsters that are as tall as or even taller than them. Especially because in {{Pokemon}} you can capture Arceus, the CREATOR OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' and it's anime adaptation ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'': each Net Navi has an Operator who sends their Navi Battle Chips using a device called a Personal Terminal, or PET. The main characters are 5th graders at elementary school.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'': Maria Balthasar is explicitly that, a little girl that commands, rather than pilots, a giant, at least partially sentient robot, including being able to call on it's help in a battle that otherwise happens without the use of mecha, even indoors. Much of that robot's design, in-game history and abilities are very similar the aforementioned Daisaku Kusama with his robot, almost to the point of her being an ''{{expy}}''.
** ''Xenogears'' justifies this trope during Maria's subplot: [[spoiler:her father developed Gears (read:giant robots) that needed human minds to function, and after he was uploaded into one himself, Maria's mother uploaded her mind into Maria's Gear in order to protect her.]]
* ''VideoGame/BioShock'' has a creepy version of this with its Little Sisters. They're very weak and are nearly defenseless, so they're protected by big daddies: 7 foot tall cyborgs in a powered diving suit.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Zodiac}}'', Cancer is a 13-year-old kid who controls a massive power suit with game controller. He designed and built the suit.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr'' is a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon strongly influenced by ''Manga/{{Gigantor}}''. CaptainErsatz Frankie is a 50-ft robot with a cape.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Villainous example: Willie Watt had first the remote control for, and later mental command of, a massive humanoid construction machine known as a Golem. He did ''not'' use it wisely.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Timmy Turner. He has [[FairyCompanion fairy godparents]] that grant his every wish (that's not against the rules). Whether he uses them wisely is debated. Almost a trope-namer since in one movie he had a pair of magical remote controls, but loses one to the villain.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': Hogarth Hughes controls a [[GentleGiant benevolent]] alien robot in by speaking ''[[YouNoTakeCandle very slowly]]''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', mutant escapee Marrow becomes this to "Rover", a reprogrammed rust-bucket of a Sentinel created by Polaris from pieces of Sentinels she destroyed. She becomes ''very'' attached to him, considering him her truest friend... to the point that, when he is required to sacrifice himself to allow the success of a vital mission for Xavier, she tries to run away with him and leave the rest of the mutant rebels to be slaughtered. When he turns back and makes a HeroicSacrifice, she then goes on to betray the rebels to the Sentinels out of vengeful spite.
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16th Jan '16 6:33:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/{{Heroman}}'' has Joey Jones, the series itself is pretty much StanLee 's take on shows like GiantRobo and this trope in general.

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* ''Manga/{{Heroman}}'' has Joey Jones, the series itself is pretty much StanLee 's Creator/StanLee's take on shows like GiantRobo and this trope in general.
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